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Hypnotic Stories with James Hazlerig

Sep 30, 2017

In this interview, your host James Hazlerig talks with Guest Storyteller Mercedes Herman about how she collects and crafts stories for change. Responding to a challenge, Mercedes creates a metaphorical story for James on the spot.

Sep 23, 2017

When a client is struggling with life's difficulties and asking "Why me? Why now?" Master Storyteller James Hazlerig steps in with a set of custom reframes. This "story" gives a good example of stacked metaphors, proving that plot is not always necessary in changework stories.

Sep 16, 2017

Smoking cessation is one of the bread-and-butter niches for hypnotic practitioners everywhere. In this episode, Master Storyteller James Hazlerig explores some of the metaphors and stories he's used to help his clients free themselves from tobacco.

Sep 10, 2017

Someone wise once said, "If you do not find what you seek within, you will never find it without." This episode launches season two with a set of nested loop stories about self-identity and whether it's better to look within or without.

Sep 3, 2017

Storytellers are collectors--but are they collectors of lore, trivia, or useless knowledge? In this episode, I tell a nested loop story that reveals how Erickson impressed professors and farmers, how I used knowledge from Dungeons and Dragons to shine in biology lab, and why my family was visited by the Phantom Junkman.